Dr. Hilary Gesford, OD

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Dr. Hilary Gesford, OD
Hilary Gesford has completed a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy at Southern College of Optometry. She has a special interest in helping to ensure children use their eyes to process information as quickly and easily as possible to prevent any developmental delays and to maximize their learning and performance in school. Many children can have "20/20" vision but still struggle in school. Dr. Gesford has the additional training to diagnose and treat visual information processing problems which can result in children not performing at their best during school. These difficulties often manifest themselves as problems in reading, writing, mathematics, or sports. Drs. Vaher and Marcussen have always been interested in the needs of our community and that is why we wanted to bring a residency trained Vision Therapy specialist into our practice. In fact, Complete Eye Care is the ONLY eye care practice in the county where all the doctors are residency trained. We are totally committed to offering our patients the best quality eye care experience from the most highly trained doctors in the area. We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and will continue to work hard to earn your trust every day.

Complete Eye Care

1200 Spruce St

Belmont, NC 28012

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Dr. Hilary Gesford, OD

Dr. Hilary Gesford, OD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Learn about Dr. Gesford



  • Optometry
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision
  • Vision Therapy

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Cataract
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia


  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Elizabethtown College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Pennsylvania College Of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Vision Therapy Residency At Family Eyecare
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gesford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Gesford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gesford to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Gesford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Charlotte, NC |
Jack was a first grader. He struggled with writing. A therapist said we should look at Vision Therapy. We hadn’t heard of VT. We were referred to Dr. Gesford. After a consultation with her we were hooked. She put him on a treatment plan, and got him his first pair of glasses. Now Jack is in the 4th grade and he was accepted into Duke TIP. We had options and we chose to drive further to see Dr. Gesford and her staff. Every year for his eye check-up we go back to Complete Eyecare.
in Chester, SC |
Dr. G saved my child from eye surgery- the vision therapy works. She is phenominal!
in Ft Mill, SC |
We love Dr. Gesford and her staff. Our daughter underwent vision therapy in her office and the results are nothing short of miraculous! We saw results in our daughter's confidence and academic performance very quickly. I researched amd spoke with many other practitioners in the area and would recommend Dr. Gesford without hesitation. She clearly loves what she does and isn't "in it for the money." Best investment we ever made.
in Belmont, NC |
Our son had tracking issues we were not aware of until Dr Gesford showed us during appt and we realized with his young age and interest in reading and sports all of this would change if we didn't repair his eye troubles while young . He complained of headaches often and squinted even with glasses . Dr Gesford is very competent and easy to follow whether parent of child . It was s pleasure to work with their clinic.
Mount Holly, NC |
Dr. Gesford is very personable and professional! She was very thorough and answered all of our questions. She was very kind to our son and treated both of us with respect along with being very attentive to his needs and considerate when he wasn't sure how to answer her questions! We never felt rushed or pushed through our appointments! Friendliest staff that I have encountered in all his years of many specialist!
in Mt Holly, NC |
Dr. Gesford is a great Dr. She has helped my son Noah to focus more at school. Yes he has a lot of work to do , but his struggle is easier because of her help and care. I strongly recommend if your child is having problems please allow her to assist in any way. thanks, Mrs. Crutchfield
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Dr. Gesford accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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